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Shawnee Community College plans to host its second annual Meet the Saints event on Saturday, Oct. 15. Activities are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Edward M. Smith Center, which is located on the college’s main campus near Ullin. Meet the Saints is being held to introduce the 2016-2017...
Illinois State Police District 22 plans to conduct nighttime enforcement patrols during October in Alexander and Union counties. Capt. Williams Sons, the commander of District 22, said in a news release that during the patrols, state police “will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles...
Imagine waking up in a world without newspapers. “Ha!” You say, “I haven’t gotten a newspaper in years.”  But I’m not talking about just the paper delivered by carriers or the postal service. I’m talking about the news online, the links on social media, the email newsletter, the source cited in the...
The National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB, Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced that its scholarship application for the 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards is now open through Dec. 18. High school seniors who run their own business and plan to attend a two- or four-year university,...
The Southern Illinois Opry presents, at the Herrin Civic Center, the lineup for the Oct. 15 show. The SI Opry will open with bluegrass from SI Opry members "Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek." Members include Cassie Andrews on banjo and vocals, Becky Peters, guitar and vocals, Ron Cobb on upright...
WSIU Public Broadcasting will present three preview screenings of Hamilton’s America, a Great Performances and PBS Fall Arts Festival special that takes viewers behind the scenes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. The first...
A cartoon favorite will be brought to life onstage by Southeastern Illinois College Theatre department’s production of "Charlotte’s Web: The Musical."  The show will have one public performance only on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center, at 7 p.m. With music...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, announced on Sept. 26, that campsite reservations are now available at Southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.  Reservations can be...
First Christian Church, located at 420 Catherine St. in Metropolis, is planning on having an Oktoberfest dinner on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes: brats, wiener schnitzel, sauerkraut, German potato salad, 7-layer salad, green beans, pickled beets and dill pickles,...
The Friends of Crab Orchard Refuge and the Crab Orchard Refuge staff will be hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Day for their new Pollinator Habitat Restoration Project.  On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Friends of Crab Orchard Refuge will be presenting a program on native pollinators and how to establish a...

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